jmgreenuk (2724) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a clear clear amber with a broken white head. The aroma is hugely fruity and malty. The flavour is medium bitter and fruity with a nice bitter aftertaste. An extremely refreshing ale.
downender (5663) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the winter beer festival, the Three Tuns, Bristol 23/2/2013. Amber coloured with a frothy, off-white head. Big, apricot, orange and lemon fruits, a touch of biscuity malts, leading to a hoppy, dryish finish. Excellent.
mr_h (2131) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask by handpump at Counting House, Glasgow - clear yellow, thin off-white head, resiny citrus aroma, initial sweetness followed by a prolonged sharp lemony finish
Fin (6680) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, gravity, Merton Winter Beer Festival Feb 2013 w/e of Friday 15th, Saturday 16th February 2013 We (me & Loz) tried this alongside Buxton American Rye the latter ran out the winner but this ran it a very close race. Pours gold with a playful sparkly, spritzy, bubbly white head. The aroma was superb, floral but with some soft summer fruit such as apricot and peach, fresh and alive. The taste was possibly a little more subtle than I expected but still wonderful, fruity with elements of tropical fruits combining with a sharp edge of citrus, not sure that I necessarily get grapefruit as per description but there is definately citrus of some undetermined description. Clean, crisp and leaves you wanting more, quality beer from Salopian. A9 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 4.0
Theydon_Bois (5507) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity dispense at Merton Winter BF ’13.
Clear blonde with a good bubbly white head.
Nose is pale malt, caramel, hops, orange, light grapefruit.
Taste comprises hops, orange, citrus, pale malt.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.
Solid as always from Blackwater/Salopian.
yespr (28756) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask at Market Porter. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, crisp hoppy and peachy. Bitter and slight citrusy. Bitter and medium dry to a crisp fruity finish.
TheCametron (1533) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cloisters. Goldeb amber with white head. Really pronounced hop aroma. Tropical fruit. This was a real treat.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cloisters. Pours a blonde colour with a thick white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple and grapefruit. Similar Flavours with a Belgian yeast character, caramel and biscuity malt. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Nice.
imdownthepub (9213) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask conditioned at The Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Gold with white head. This is a rich, fruity beer, lots of crisp, biscuity malt overlaid with a really pleasant grapefruity hop, oranges and lemons lingering in the background. Full and very pleasant. I really enjoyed this one.